Asia-Temperate:, Taiwan (Taiwan present) Asia-Tropical:, Philippines (Philippines present) India to Japan: present Mountain Prov: present Mt Data: present
India to Japan, Taiwan. In Malesia: Philippines (Mountain Prov., one collection from Mt Data).
The description is mainly based on extra-Malesian material. This species is probably a hybrid between a species of Lepisorus and a true Microsorum species. In several collections the number of spores is very small, and the fronds are often irregularly incised.
Microsorum ensatum in J. Jap. Bot. 11: 96. 1935